Latest News Asia and Australia Edition: Russia, Iran, Winter Olympics: Your Tuesday Briefing 2018-02-20T00:02:35.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Shiffrin Pulls Out of Downhill, Leaving Only One Chance to Face Vonn 2018-02-19T23:50:40.000000000+00:00 A rare showdown between the stars of the U.S. ski team will have to wait for the Alpine combined after Mikaela Shiffrin changed her mind about entering the downhill. On Olympics: At Ice Dancing, Wardrobe Malfunction Overshadows a Clash of Styles 2018-02-19T23:45:50.000000000+00:00 Skating through a wardrobe malfunction, the French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron offered an ethereal challenge to the Canadian leaders. Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81 2018-02-19T23:32:19.000000000+00:00 Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job. School Shootings Put Teachers in New Role as Human Shields 2018-02-19T23:29:16.000000000+00:00 Around the country, teachers are reflecting on whether they are prepared to take a bullet for their students. “I think about it all the time,” one said. American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb 2018-02-19T23:15:05.000000000+00:00 Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say. As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma 2018-02-19T22:51:27.000000000+00:00 President Trump’s efforts to undermine the health law have widened the gap between those who get government aid and those who don’t, deepening resentments. The Arrest Was a Bust. The Officers Got Overtime Anyway. 2018-02-19T22:28:12.000000000+00:00 A federal trial in Brooklyn is set to explore the issue of so-called collars for dollars. The implications could be far-reaching. Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans 2018-02-19T22:28:11.000000000+00:00 The upturn follows an aggressive advertising campaign by the party and coincides with an eroding Democratic lead in polls gauging midterm election prospects. Why A.I. Researchers at Google Got Desks Next to the Boss 2018-02-19T22:10:06.000000000+00:00 At Google, Facebook and other tech companies, executives are making statements about priorities with their seating charts.